Art Museum Opens New Venue in Luohu
Zhizheng Art Museum the city’s largest private museum expanded to Luohu District after opening in two other venues namely in Nanshan and Futian districts. The new venue is located in Kingkey 100 officially opened last Tuesday.
The Luohu Museum has a giant replica of Rubens Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus painted on the roof along with a golden Buddha statue placed underneath. Zhizheng Art Museums are known for their collection of ancient Chinese paintings and calligraphies and the museum at Luohu combines Chinese and Western art which makes it unique. This will make them the first museum to display Western style oil paintings.
The museum covers nearly 3,000 square meters and has two sections, namely Chinese art and Western art but will predominantly feature Chinese artworks. These exhibition areas will contain contemporary paintings and calligraphy, porcelains, bronzes, ancient paintings and calligraphy, Buddha statues and other Chinese exhibits. The museum will be highlighting around 100 ancient paintings from the Song (980-1279) to Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.
The Western part of the exhibit will contain oil paintings done by Western artists alongside Chinese painters that inspired such style created by known painters such as Pan Yuliang and Xu Beihong. These artists had outstanding skills in traditional Chinese painting and were strongly influenced by Western style of oil painting.